Star of “The Expendables” franchise, commentator, entrepreneur and 6-Time UFC Champion, Randy Couture is expanding his brand empire to include a premiere men’s signature cologne, Xtreme Couture. Randy’s Xtreme Couture MMA is one of the strongest & most respected brands in the MMA market and the entrance of this cologne in the consumer space marks the official launch of his Xtreme Couture Accessories division.
“You Can Create Tomorrow” in the 10th annual Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition
Deadline is January 31 for high school seniors and high school graduates to create a poster for a chance to earn tuition scholarships
High school seniors and high school graduates are putting their talents and creativity to the test in The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition. Entries into this year’s Competition will be accepted through January 31, 2013. High school seniors could earn up to a full tuition scholarship and a high school graduate could earn a $10,000 scholarship to study at one of the more than 50 Art Institutes schools. Continue reading
Theriault’s, the Annapolis, Maryland based auction house specializing in rare antique dolls and toys, recently established what is believed to be a new world-record for a German made character doll at auction at their January 12th sale in Southern California. The Kammer and Reinhardt 104 model, of which only two others are known to exist, soared to the record price of $212,000.00 (including Buyers Premium) amidst a flurry of competitive bidding from U.S. and European collectors. Continue reading
The Season of Love Brings Wide Variety of Must-Have Premium Chocolate Indulgences from the Master Chocolatiers at Lindt
Premium chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli announces the introduction of three new product innovations – the LINDOR Caramel truffles and the EXCELLENCE Wasabi and EXCELLENCE Strawberry bars. Building on the company’s rich history of creating original and delicious premium chocolate with both unique and classic flavors, each product recipe was developed by the Master Chocolatiers at Lindt, creating chocolate beyond compare. This season of love, Lindt is also offering premium chocolate gifts from the heart, including the new Gourmet Truffles Gift Heart and irresistibly smooth LINDOR truffles, which are perfect Valentine’s Day sweets. Continue reading
Under new management, CFBACC starts 2013 with a new attitude and a great Business after hours at Crowne Plaza Universal.
With great food, spirits and also new guests, the event went smooth, and shows a serious promise of great events and greater network opportunities in 2013. CFBACC grows with the purpose of generate more business and network opportunities to all that attends their events. CFBACC believes that if the Organization is successful promoting business partnerships, the initiative will also revert in more membership and growth. Continue reading
RISING STARS CHALLENGE
-Vucevic is the only second-year player in the NBA averaging a double-double-
Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic was named to the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge to be played Friday, Feb. 15, in Houston during NBA All-Star 2013, as announced today by the NBA. The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge consists of current rookies and sophomores selected to the roster by the NBA’s assistant coaches.
Vucevic leads all second-year players in rebounding at 11.2 rpg., ranking in the NBA’s top five overall. He also ranks in the top ten among all “sophomores” in field goal percentage, shooting .522, and in scoring at 11.9 ppg. Vucevic is the only second-year player in the NBA averaging a double-double Continue reading
World’s First High-Speed Amphibian Debuts At Miami Boat Show
GIBBS Quadski represents “entirely new form of transportation”
The world’s first high-speed sports amphibian, the GIBBS Quadski, will make its Miami public debut at this year’s Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 14-18).
Developed and built in the U.S., the high-speed amphibian (HSA) has a durable, but light-weight composite hull; utilizes patented water-jet technology, and is powered by a BMW Motorrad engine and transmission. Continue reading
Elegant Label Designs Showcase Fresh Cut Floral Beauty
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of premium scented candles, today announced the launch of its new spring limited edition collection, Full Bloom. Whether celebrating Valentine’s Day with a loved one or welcoming spring in the home through decor, the Full Bloom collection inspired by the simple, quiet beauty and wonder of singular blossoms found in the garden, is perfect for any spring occasion. Available in two sizes of Yankee Candle filled Perfect Pillars, the floral photographic interpretations on the label design of this limited edition captures all the glory and fragrance of these captivating flowers. Continue reading
Skydiving Reaches New Heights – U.S. Parachute Association Reports Record Growth and Improved Safety!
The U.S. Parachute Association reports that the breathtaking sport of skydiving saw record growth and improved safety in 2012, with even more activity expected in 2013.
Last year, more than a half million people took the leap for the first time at more than 200 USPA-affiliated skydiving schools and centers across the country. Whether to cross an item off their bucket lists or to discover a new hobby and passion, these first-timers took the life-changing leap and experienced the thrill of a lifetime.
The Crib & Crawl(TM) Collection Swaddles Tiny Feet in Comfort and Style
Stride Rite®, the leader in premium children’s footwear, today announced the launch of Stride Rite Crib & Crawl(TM), a brand new collection of footwear specifically designed for baby’s first months through the crawling and pulling up stages.
The Crib & Crawl collection is expertly tailored for a prewalker and constitutes S.T.E.P. 1 in Stride Rite’s Scientifically Tested, Everyday Proven RITE STEPs(TM) System, which ensures that each shoe is specifically designed for every step of a child’s mobility and foot development. Crib & Crawl also incorporates the season’s fashion trends such as animal prints, plaids and shimmer into functional shoes for baby.
Based on consumer insights, Stride Rite’s Crib shoes offer a brand new swaddled design that keeps the foot in place and provides a soft foot covering that is easy to put on and stays on, solving a concern that Moms have shared with Stride Rite. The padded heel adds comfort, there is a variety of soft upper materials, and the microfiber, soft sole bottom allows for protection and durability. Stride Rite’s Crawl shoes feature a unique suede outsole that offers maximum flexibility, and a variety of soft upper materials. They have a “real shoe” look and feel with easy hook-and-loop closures. Additionally, the outsole wraps up and around the upper to protect crawling feet and provide durability in the two key abrasion points: the heel and the toe. Continue reading
Gymnastics Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Flips for Yopa!
YoCrunch, the fastest-growing, full-line yogurt brand, known and loved for its creative flavors and delicious toppings, proudly announces today the launch of Yopa!, a new line of authentic, strained Greek yogurt. Yopa!, a contraction of Yo’ (short for yogurt) and Opa! (the Greek cheer for joy), will be available immediately nationwide for around $1.39/cup and $3.49/4-pack. Yopa! is the first to provide an authentic, convenient and great-tasting Greek yogurt experience that boasts a perfectly creamy, thick texture, with a slightly tart taste, and a variety of scrumptious toppings, including nine whole grain granola, toasted almonds or dark chocolate pieces. Continue reading
Fit ‘n Fruitful Smoothies Are Satisfying and Convenient Meal Substitute Beverages that Provide Well-Balanced Nutrition
Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, celebrates the new year by encouraging consumers to fulfill their fitness and health resolutions at Jamba®. For those looking for a tasty way to meet their new year’s objectives, Jamba Juice® has a great variety of functional options, including the Fit ‘n Fruitful(TM) Smoothies.
Jamba’s Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothies provide well-balanced nutrition and are a good source of protein, fiber, and 14 essential vitamins and minerals. Made with real whole fruit, the meal substitutes are healthy, nutritious, and contain two or more servings of fruit. The Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothies are caffeine-free and pre-boosted with Jamba Juice’s Lean Advantage Boost(TM), which helps support long-term weight management by reducing body fat and promoting lean muscle mass*. At 300 calories or less in the 16-ounce size, the smoothies are a delicious way to start the New Year off with healthier habits. Continue reading
McDonald’s USA today announced renowned spin veterans/beatsmiths DJ Clue, Just Blaze and GRAMMY® Award winner Spinderella will judge three of the nation’s hottest, emerging mix-masters as they battle live for $10,000 and the 2013 McDonald’s Flavor Battle championship title. DJ/digital guru Funkmaster Flex will emcee the exclusive finale event Thursday, February 7, at Cameo nightclub in Miami Beach.
“Flavor Battle is an important program for up-and-coming DJs and I’m thrilled to be part of the finale,” said Funkmaster Flex. “As a DJ, I love to scratch and mix music, and I know how meaningful it is to the three finalists to show off their skills before some of the most notable names in the industry.” Continue reading
TAKE A BITE OUT OF MEAT WEEK AT FOGO DE CHÃO
Meat lovers across the country are indulging in the rich and succulent flavors of meat this week in celebration of Meat Week – January 27 through February 3, 2013. That’s right, Meat Week – a tradition started in 2005 by two Tallahassee co-workers. It’s now a popular “holiday” celebrated across the country. For Central Florida residents, there’s no better place to cut into Meat Week than at the Southern Brazilian Steakhouse, Fogo de Chão. Guests can enjoy a full spread of savory meats grilled over an open fire by real Gaucho Chefs, which are then served and carved table side. And best of all you’ll experience what the Gaucho’s call, espeto corridor, meaning continuous service. It’s the perfect place this Meat Week to experience a delectable meal that certainly will leave your taste buds full of flavorful meats.
For more information and to book a reservation this Meat Week visit, www.fogodechao.com/reservations.
About Fogo de Chão. Fogo de Chão is known as the premiere Brazilian steakhouse. The restaurant was founded in 1979 in Southern Brazil, and expanded into the United States in 1997. The Orlando restaurant is located at 8282 International Drive and is the 18th location in the United States. More information at www.fogodechao.com